Situated 60 kilometres east of Vancouver City Centre, Abbotsford International Airport is the second busiest airport in Vancouver and predominantly handles domestic flights. The small facility is ideally situated for visits to destinations east of Vancouver. Travellers can pick up their baggage within ten minutes of the plane touching down. There is one terminal, and its IATA code is YXX.
The small terminal has a choice of eating and shopping facilities, including a cafe next to the boarding gate. Most passengers are arriving or departing on flights to destinations across British Columbia. Air Canada and its sister airlines Air Canada Tango and Air Canada Jazz all use the airport. The small runway is also used by chartered planes and turboprops.
Abbotsford International Airport currently has no public transport facilities. Transfers to and from the airport are either by taxi or private car. A number of car rental stores can be found in the arrivals area of the terminal. Taxis are readily available, and the journey into Vancouver City Centre will take around 90 minutes.
Pope John Paul II visited Abbotsford International Airport in 1984 and held an open-air Mass that was attended by over 200,000 people.